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A woman stands at her doorway watching the water level rise on Moffit Boulevard in Islip, N.Y., following heavy rains and flash flooding Aug. 13, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

FEMA Inspectors Arrive In Suffolk To Assess Damage From Historic Rainfall, Flooding

Ultimately the inspectors will decide if town’s hit hard by flood water should be declared disaster areas, making them eligible for federal aid.

08/20/2014

Bellevue Hospital's entrance atrium during Sandy, left, and a year later, right. (credit: Bellevue Hospital Center)

$117 Million Coming In Federal Aid For Sandy-Related Damage To Bellevue Hospital

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said the New York City public hospital system will receive more than $117 million in federal aid for repairs to Bellevue Hospital Center for Superstorm-Sandy-related damages.

08/14/2014

The Queens Midtown Tunnel flooded during superstorm Sandy (credit: MTA Bridges and Tunnels / Mark Valentin)

FEMA Provides $400 Million For Sandy-Related Repairs At 2 MTA Tunnels

The Hugh L. Carey Tunnel and the Queens Midtown Tunnel both took on millions of gallons of water when the Oct. 2012 storm roared ashore.

04/16/2014

Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall meeting in Belmar, March 25, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Gov. Christie Hears From Jersey Shore Residents At Belmar Town Hall Meeting

It has been nearly 17 months since Sandy roared ashore and devastated homes and businesses. Some of those who are affected by the storm made their voices heard Tuesday.

03/25/2014

Gov. Chris Christie (Jeff Zelevansky/
Getty Images News)

Protesters Again Interrupt Christie Town Hall With Complaints About Sandy Aid, GWB Scandal

Gov. Chris Christie stood by as the protesters – some shouting “New Jersey deserves better” – were escorted out by police.

03/18/2014

An American flag flies near homes that remain damaged and mostly untouched since Superstorm Sandy hit the coastline, May 5, 2013 in Ortley Beach, New Jersey. 
 (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

1 Year Later, Superstorm Sandy Survivors Light Up Shore

Candles and flashlights will light up the shore along the East Coast as survivors of Superstorm Sandy pay their respects to what was lost when the storm roared ashore one year ago.

10/29/2013

Angelo Genova, Charles Burgio outside Burgio's Lindenhurst home (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Sandy-Damaged House Being Rebuilt For LI Man Forced To Live In Backyard

Contractor Angelo Genova was childhood friends with Charles Burgio but the two hadn’t been in touch in 32 years until Genova learned about Burgio’s situation.

09/11/2013

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images/File)

AG: Queens Woman Who Posed As Sandy Victim To Collect Benefits A ‘Serial Schemer’

Prosecutors say Caterina Curatolo stayed in a hotel on the city’s dime for 269 nights at a cost of $83,500, right up until Monday when she was arrested.

08/13/2013

The ruins of a destroyed home sit in the sand on November 21, 2012 in Mantoloking, New Jersey. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NJ Offering Interest-Free Loans To Those Buying Homes In Sandy-Ravaged Communities

The state of New Jersey has launched a loan program designed to boost home ownership in the counties hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.

08/06/2013

Gov. Chris Christie in Little Ferry, N.J., July 30, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Deadline Approaching For N.J. Residents Eligible For $180 Million In Grant Money

Homeowners in the nine hardest-hit counties in the state can use the $10,000 grants for any non-construction purpose.

07/30/2013

Rep. Steve Israel announces bill to make co-op and condo owners eligible for FEMA aid, July 29, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Rep. Israel Wants FEMA To End ‘Discrimination’ Against Condo, Co-Op Owners

Condos and co-ops are designated as businesses the way the law is currently written. That prevents those homeowners from receiving federal disaster aid offered to other homeowners.

07/29/2013

Bhoomika Kochhar Jatia (credit: Facebook/Remembering Bhoomika Kochhar)

L.I. Congressman Threatens To Withhold Aid To Nepal Over Syosset Native’s Death

Her family said they suspect foul play in Bhoomika Kochhar’s June 15 death, but authorities in Nepal have labeled it a suicide. Rep. Steve Israel has demanded the government there cooperate in a full investigation.

07/22/2013

A home in Mystic Islands, N.J. wrecked by Superstorm Sandy (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Report: Federal Aid May Have Prevented Local Tax Hikes In Sandy’s Wake

Waves of federal aid, some strategic borrowing, lowered property values and surplus accounts helped many shore communities avoid having to raise taxes drastically to compensate for the lost tax revenue.

07/14/2013

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos outlines the unaudited fiscal year 2012 budget. (credit: Nassau County Comptroller's Office)

Nassau Comptroller Announces Budget Surplus

County Comptroller George Maragos said Nassau will end its 2012 fiscal year with a $41.6 million budget surplus.

06/12/2013

A Hess gas station employee directs gas lines on Rte 110 in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 3, 2012 in Farmingdale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Federal Sandy Aid To Cover Backup Generators At Some New York Gas Stations

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced federal relief money will help gas stations pay for electrical wiring to use generators that would keep gas flowing during power outages.

06/03/2013

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